News In Brief: Vodafone, AT&T Japan, Cortado, Telenor, Orga Systems, Vesta, Comba Telecoms Systems
Vodafone has closed discussions with Telecom Egypt over the potential sale of its 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt, FT.com reports.
Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has agreed to buy AT&T Japan’s outsourcing services business for $100 million (€81 million). AT&T will hold onto its Global Network infrastructure business in the country, and will exercise an option to buy the 15% stake NTT Corp – an IIJ shareholder – holds in AT&T Japan.
Electronic payment firm Vesta will manage all Telefonica O2’s electronic top-ups after extending an existing deal with the carrier covering phone and SMS-based top-ups. O2 customers can now schedule automatic top-ups, and store details of multiple payment cards.
Telenor-backed Indian carrier Uninor claims the addition of five new circles yesterday means it has deployed its network faster than its rivals. The firm’s network now covers a total of 13 circles with a footprint of 900,000 consumers.
Cortado has ported its cloud-based Workplace mobile application to the Android operating system. The app allows users to remotely store, access, and view documents on a smartphone, PC or Mac. Documents can also be printed using a WiFi connection.
Billing equipment supplier Orga Systems has upgraded its real-time data charging and active mediation product used by an unnamed Eastern European carrier. Orga states the long-standing customer is responding to increased demand for mobile broadband services.
Comba Telecom Systems is providing network optimization for Movistar’s Chilean network, covering the carrier’s remote electrical tilt (RET) antennas.